Set over a year on a merino wool farm in Tasmania, Maggie MacKellar’s memoir is a meditation on motherhood, family and home. Life is not easy, as MacKellar explains to Georgina Godwin.
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Maggie MacKellar is the author of published two books on the history of settlement in Australia and Canada and two memoirs, When It Rains and How To Get There. Her latest book, Graft, describes a year on a Merino wool farm on the east coast of Tasmania, and all of the life - and death - that surrounds her through the cycle of lambing seasons.
Georgina Godwin is Books Editor for Monocle Radio and the host of the flagship literary show Meet the Writers, and current affairs program The Globalist. She chairs events worldwide and hosts a number of commercial podcasts. She is on the board of English PEN.